A gripping, deadly thriller from 'a brilliant storyteller'.
Dismissed from a top secret Soviet nuclear base in the last days of communism, a KGB Major steals a suitcase bomb and buries it in his backyard. Sixteen years later he's going to sell it - to the highest bidder.
The only man standing between the world and Armageddon is an undercover police officer who has infiltrated the criminal gang acting as middlemen, and an MI6 team trailing him across Europe.
But can his loyalties be trusted? Whose side is he really on? If he fails, and the bomb gets through, the damage would be incalculable. The back-up team must find their man at all costs and protect him - from himself...
Intricately crafted and clocklike in its controlled release of psychological and geopolitical tension. - Kirkus Reviews
A long, distinguished career as an ITV war reporter gives Seymour's books absolute authenticity. He knows how the nuts and bolts of undercover surveillance and terrorism work. - Guardian
[An] excellent, multi-layered novel . . . The thrills and action in this fascinating cloak and dagger story pile on and the author keeps the suspense of what will happen almost until the last page. - Eurocrime
Gerald Seymour exploded onto the literary scene in 1975 with the massive bestseller HARRY'S GAME. The first major thriller to tackle the modern troubles in Northern Ireland, it was described by Frederick Forsyth as 'like nothing else I have ever read' and it changed the landscape of the British thriller forever.
Gerald Seymour was a reporter at ITN for fifteen years. He covered events in Vietnam, Borneo, Aden, the Munich Olympics, Israel and Northern Ireland. He has been a full-time writer since 1978.